The Year 9 Art Program is an exciting element of our Year 9 Curriculum; a canoeing journey on the Shoalhaven River for three days which culminates in artistic workshops at Bundanon for two days. The majority of the art making takes place at Bundanon and Riversdale, the two former properties of the painter Arthur Boyd, which on his death he made available to the general public for educational purposes. The students were accommodated at Riversdale, in the wonderful education centre building designed by Glenn Murcutt.
The aim of the canoeing part of the program, aside from the wilderness experience and the activity of canoeing itself, is to research the river environment artistically. Photographs and drawings completed in the first three days of the program provided the material for the workshops the students took part in during the last two days, at Riversdale Education Centre.
The resulting artworks were exhibited at the Sylvia Brose Hall at Castlecrag just recently and families were able to attend the exhibition opening night and enjoy the works so beautifully created by the students. Huge thanks to our Art Department and Outdoor Ed team for bringing this program together for our students.